Oily and Shinny Text Effect in Photoshop

So, start off by making a new canvas, and fill it with a dark background colour, we used black.

type the word u like… we used customized GauFont PopMagic.

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go to layer >> layer styles >> blending options, and set the following settings:

Inner Shadow

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Inner Glow

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and also…

Bevel and Emboss

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Contour Line Inside

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Colour Overlay

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After all these settings, u will have this:

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Now, duplicate your layer.

Select the upper (copied) layer and go to Filter Blur Gaussian Blur, and apply THIS BLUR

Reduce the opacity of the blurred layer to about 70%.

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That’s it, hope u like the result, please post any questions u have!

Oily and Shinny Text Effect


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25 Responses

  1. asline says:

    This font style is for P.SHOP 7.0 or ?

  2. Lorelei says:

    The Photoshop version does not matter as you just apply the settings, nothing else needed.

  3. karlis126 says:

    Hi everybody
    im new but ive been doing some of the
    tuts for some time now
    this is what i got
    but somehow it
    didnt come out the same
    im going to try a different font though

  4. nayzawlin says:

    wo that are great and so special … thank you so much

  5. Oskar says:

    Thanks, really great and easy to follow tutorial!!!
    I am just starting to learn in photoshop, and i am realy happy that i found this forum.

    I tried out two of text effects- was trying to get some black petroleum effect, but could not make it shiny

  6. Sil says:

    Hi – I have a general question regarding test effects – what is the general rule for print – Do text effects print well or there are some guidelines to follow?

  7. Ruturaj02 says:

    This is Ruturaj i wanted to know how to create a animation like this would u tell me how to do it…..

    Image Link:

  8. I am unable to understand this post. But well some points are useful for me.

  9. dora says:

    estan fabulosos esos efectos sabes no se como le haces pero me quedan igualtis

  10. Hello foreign friends,

    There is no word in the English language as ‘shinny’ . There is however ‘shiny’ pronounced ‘shy-knee’. It means to shine. Good-day.

  11. h-build says:

    I am unable to understand this post. But well some points are useful for me.

  12. BIKRAM says:

    steps are not so easy i am unable to underland

  13. Lorelei says:

    Where are you stuck, BIKRAM?

  14. George of the Jungle says:

    I could not get the shiny effect either but did have fun… missing the oily part ๐Ÿ™‚
    Could be something to do with the layer styles settings I suppose.

  15. klaaau says:

    muy buen tutorial ๐Ÿ˜‰
    es genial !!
    un bes00tte de BCN ๐Ÿ˜€

  16. abo says:

    Thank you, nice design

  17. ganesh says:


  18. i love this typography …thanks for sharing man

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